Events and meetings
The ILO Office in Bangladesh organizes and takes part in various meetings, seminar, conferences and workshops. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the Dhaka office. Email
Asia-Pacific Knowledge Sharing Network on Youth Employment (APYouthNet): Rejuvenation Event
25 - 28 January 2011
APYouthNet will host a rejuvenation event to take stock of the progress made in the community since its launch two years ago.
Community-based Workplace Surveillance Group on Child Labour Launched
10 November 2010
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) established 42 Community-based Workplace Surveillance Group (CWSGs) on Child Labour in 4 Zones of DCC. The official launching ceremony was held on 10th November 2010 at Kazi Bashir Milonayoton (Mohanagar Nattyo Mancho) in Dhaka.
Training for journalists of electronic and print media on ‘United Nations Standards on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’
25 October 2010
International Labour Organization (ILO), Country office for Bangladesh organized a day-long training for journalists of electronic and print media on ‘United Nations Standards on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ on 25th October 2010 at YWCA Auditorium, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. The purpose of the training was to build capacity of the journalists on the ILO and UN instruments on indigenous peoples and the implementation of these standards in Bangladesh.A total of 30 Journalists from different print and electronic media participated in the training.
Consultation Workshop on “Finalizing the List of Hazardous Work”
18 August 2010
On 18 August 2010, the Child Labour Unit (CLU) of Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) organized a consultation workshop titled “Finalizing the List of Hazardous Work” at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka.
Tripartite Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment
8 - 12 August 2010
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh, Ministry of Labour and Employment and ITC-ILO Jointly organized a five day knowledge sharing workshop from 8-12 August 2010 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka. The workshop intended to enhance the capacity of the government officials, trade unions and employers on understanding the issues related to trade and employment.
APYouthNet Online Discussion Forum on Active Labour Markets for Young People
19 - 31 July 2010
Moderated by Professor Niall O’Higgins from Salerno University in Italy, this forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.
National Seminar on “National Child Labour Elimination Policy and Next Steps” on 12th June at BIAM Auditorium
12 June 2010
On 12 June, a national seminar titled “National Child labour Elimination Policy and Next Steps” was held at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka.
The Observance of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL 2010) in Bangladesh. “Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016”
11 - 12 June 2010
Under the overall coordination of the Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project of ILO, Dhaka, the 9th World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL 2010), was observed in Bangladesh in a befitting manner. The most unique part of the observation was that this year’s WDACL was observed nationally under the leadership of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, ILO and UNICEF. The theme for the day was “Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2016” and the slogan was “Let’s Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour, Let’s Ensure Education for All Children”
Training on ‘Basic Concepts in International Trade and Employment’
23 - 26 May 2010
Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE), an ILO-European Union Project and ITC-ILO jointly organized a training on ‘Basic Concepts in International Trade and Employment’ on 23-26 May 2010 at Hotel Sundarban in Dhaka.
National Consultation on ‘Country Responses to Child Labour and Way Forward’
18 April 2010
A one day-long National Consultation on ‘Country Responses to Child Labour and Way Forward’ jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) and ILO at Hotel Purbani in Dhaka. The overall objective of the consultation was to provide platform for stakeholders to discuss drawbacks, challenges and gaps in addressing child labour in Bangladesh and to propose concrete and coherent actions towards effective and progressive elimination of worst forms of child labour by 2016.
consultative meeting for forming a parliamentary caucus on indigenous peoples
23 February - 31 December 2010
A consultative meeting for forming a parliamentary caucus on indigenous peoples was organized on 10th February by the ILO Office in Dhaka in cooperation with Research and Development Collective
National Technical Consultation Meeting on the Draft Occupational Safety and Health Policy in Dhaka
3 January - 31 December 2010
The Technical Committee constituted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of Bangladesh organized a national technical consultation meeting to discuss ways to improve the draft Occupational Safety and Health Policy of Bangladesh at the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) in Dhaka on 30 December 2009 with the support of ILO.
Training on International Labour Standards for Constituents
21 - 23 December 2009
ILO-Dhaka organized a training workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) on 21 - 22 December 2009 at BRAC CDM at Rajendrapur in Gazipur. The key objective of this training was to develop capacity of constituents to have clear understanding on ILS, procedures of ratification of ILO conventions, supervisory mechanism and role of constituents and reporting obligation.
National Roundtable on “ILO Convention 169, Indigenous People and the Bangladesh National Parliament”
20 December 2009
A national roundtable on “ILO Convention 169, Indigenous Peoples and the Bangladesh National Parliament” was organized on 20th December by the ILO Office in Dhaka in cooperation with Research and Development Collective at the Spectra Convention Centre, Dhaka. The objectives of the national roundtable were to create awareness on ILO C169 ratification, and strengthening parliamentary role on indigenous peoples issue in Bangladesh. A number of parliamentarians, academics, indigenous peoples’ representatives, development partners and civil society members participated in the roundtable.
Field Visit to DCC-ILO Action Programme on Child Labour
18 November 2009
H.E. A.J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Ms Panudda Boonpala, Country Director, ILO visited Dholaipar Multi Purpose Centre and Jatrabari Vocational Training Centre at Jatrabari in Dhaka on 18 November 2009 to see the field level operations of the Urban Informal Economy (UIE) Project.
South Asia Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights : Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention No.169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
11 - 13 November 2009
A three-day South Asia Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention No.169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), was held at the Brac Centre for Resource and Management (BCRM), Rajendrapur from 11-13 November 2009.
Regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh”
7 November 2009
A day long regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh” was organized by ILO Dhaka Office in cooperation with the Kapaeeng Foundation on 7 November 2009 at Bandarban Hill District Council Auditorium, Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Grameen Shakti and Bureau of Management, Employment and Training
16 September 2009
The MOU provides training of solar technicians under the ILO Green Jobs Initiative.
Launch of the Alliance for Women Workers' Rights
6 September 2009
A follow up to the ILO Dhaka Gender Audit Recommendation with the aim of promoting women workers rights at the workplace.
Skills Development Policy Consultative Group
31 August 2009
The key purpose of the workshop was to obtain comments and feedback on the draft national skills development policy.